Susan Somerville, RN, Joins Peconic Bay Medical Center as VP of Clinical Transformation as Hospital Becomes Regional Medical Center

Will oversee establishment of advanced clinical services as East
End’s largest hospital becomes a Regional Medical Center

Bay Medical Center
has named Susan Somerville, RN, to the newly
created position of vice president for clinical transformation. She will
oversee the implementation of advanced clinical services as Peconic
Bay Medical Center
and Northwell
continue to establish the East End’s largest, most
comprehensive regional medical center.

Ms. Somerville most recently served as president of Mount Sinai Beth
Israel Hospital in Manhattan. Previously, she held several key
leadership positions within Northwell
, including executive director of North
Shore University Hospital
in Manhasset.

“We are pleased and excited to have someone of Ms. Somerville’s stature
join us as the medical center rapidly evolves into a regional hospital,”
said Andrew
J. Mitchell
, FACHE, president and CEO of Peconic
Bay Medical Center

“Susan Somerville is a fantastic addition to the Eastern Region team for Northwell
. We are thrilled to have her back at Northwell to help shape
and guide the next era of health care for the East End of Long Island. Peconic
Bay Medical Center
is poised for tremendous growth and I look
forward to working with the leadership at the medical center to meet the
health care needs of this community,” said Kevin
, senior vice president and eastern regional executive
director at Northwell

“I am thrilled at the opportunity to come home to Long Island and put my
skills to work bringing top-notch health care services to the East End,”
said Ms. Somerville. “The need for advanced clinical programs is a
tremendous opportunity, and I am looking forward to it.”

Ms. Somerville began her career as a registered nurse, specializing in
cardiac and critical care nursing. She received her Bachelor of Science
degree from St. Joseph’s College, her RN degree from Catholic Medical
Center of Brooklyn and Queens, and her masters degree in health
administration from Hofstra University. She also attended the Wharton
Fellows Program in Management for Nurse Executives at the University of

One of Ms. Somerville’s first responsibilities will be the construction
and development of PBMC’s new $60 million critical care tower that will
house the East End’s most comprehensive advanced cardiac program, the
Kanas Regional Heart Center.

“Susan Somerville is a strong choice to bring world-class cardiology
services to the East End,” said Stanley
Katz, MD
, chair and professor of cardiology at the Hofstra Northwell
School of Medicine, and a practicing cardiologist with East End
Cardiology Associates, Eastern Suffolk’s leading cardiology practice. A
pioneer in bringing interventional cardiology services to Long Island,
Dr. Katz was instrumental in the planning and design of Peconic
Bay Medical Center
’s new Cardiac Cath Labs.

Ms. Somerville joins Jean
Cacciabaudo, MD
, Peconic Bay’s new medical director, and Stanley
Katz, MD
, a nationally renowned interventional cardiologist and new
chair of cardiology at PBMC. Each will play a key clinical role in Peconic
Bay Medical Center
’s future growth and expansion including the
recently designated Level III Trauma Center, the North Fork’s only New
York State designated primary stroke center, and the just approved
establishment of Peconic
Bay Medical Center
’s new critical care tower. This tower will bring
life-saving cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology labs as well
as a new rooftop helipad to serve Northwell’s singularly unique
Skyhealth ICU-level helicopter emergency transport program.

About Peconic Bay Medical Center

Located in Riverhead, NY, Peconic Bay Medical Center is a non-profit
hospital committed to providing exceptional care and improving the
health of the communities it serves. Peconic Bay Medical Center offers
wide-ranging, full-scope services and programs along with state-of-art
technology. Peconic Bay Medical Center joined Northwell Health (formerly
North Shore-LIJ), in 2016. For more information, visit

About Northwell Health

Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and
private employer, with 21 hospitals and over 550 outpatient facilities.
We care for more than two million people annually in the metro New York
area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities.
Our 61,000 employees – 15,000+ nurses and nearly 3,400 physicians,
including nearly 2,700 dedicated members of Northwell Health Physician
Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re
making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute. We’re
training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and the School of Graduate Nursing
and Physician Assistant Studies. And we offer health insurance through
CareConnect. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties,


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